What does everyone do for work/hobby? (Doesn't have to be technical)

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  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Oh @Pooh you don't seem like an old bear to me! 

    Community Manager at Fing

    Lee
  • VioletChepil
    VioletChepil London, UKMember Posts: 2,471
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    Our first full circle church bell ringer @Joe , hypnotist @RichardJansma! Welcome and bear @Pooh !
    A very interesting group indeed!

    Community Manager at Fing

    Lee
  • pwmeek
    pwmeek Member, Beta Tester Posts: 143
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    edited August 15, 2019 #34
    @Joe, do you ever ring changes? If so, how many bells?
    EDIT: Duh; just looked it up; method ringing is a way of ringing the changes.
    --Pete
    Bon Vivant and Raconteur
    VioletChepil
  • Joe
    Joe Member, Beta Tester Posts: 54
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    Yes. Plain hunt, Grandsire and I'm trying to learn Cambridge Surprise Minor. I am tower captain for 2 towers. 6 bells each but one is anticlockwise. I also ring at an 8 bell tower.
    VioletChepil
  • keith
    keith Member, Beta Tester Posts: 64
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    edited August 16, 2019 #36
    Work, retired(70), lucky to have been involved, lead, in various industry tech revolutions.
    Covered radio tech, textiles, cad/cam, R&D in mechanical and software development, automotive, aerospace, graphics, printing and the internet. My own company since 85.
    Interests now, a couple of favourite clients, growing chickens, berries, trout, the environment, solar pv and use of solar water heat storage for domestic heating, iot control systems, science in general, climate. 
    Motorsports, f1, Romraider ecu tech, autocross, hillclimbs, track days, targa events, car 2009 wrx. Slowing down on the latter a bit. 
    EVERYTHING really. 
    VioletChepil
  • Iwantheterrible
    Iwantheterrible Member Posts: 6
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    Nothing tech in my case, except a great interest in technology in general :-)
    Work: Logistics projects specialist, helping companies to move their products around the globe. Director of the company.
    Voluntary work: vice-president of a church Parish board, board member of an Athletics club, president of a charity that gathers money for cancer patients, by organizing and attending sport events.
    Hobbies: My family, traveling, running, beer, new technologies
    VioletChepil
  • Hronos
    Hronos Member, Beta Tester Posts: 289
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    Hi, I am another IT guy  ;)
    I work now as a Database Administrator in the financial business with 9 to 10 years of experience, mostly MS SQL.  But I have a background of Server administration (Windows and Linux) and Networking, and I am really a geek for technology in general, is my work and my hobby as well.  o:)
    Keep looking up!
    VioletChepil
  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 3,060
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    edited August 20, 2019 #39
    Romulus said:
    I'm a Brit now residing in the US for the past 20 years. I work in IT as a Database Architect.
    My main hobbies are doing Flight Simulation and tinkering with home automation and other gadgets.

    Which Flight Sim @Romulus ?  I used to be heavily into MS Flight SIM, and lucked into their beta program for years (Up until the "X" version).  Kind of stopped when MS dropped out of the business.  I hear Microsoft might be coming back into the Flight SIM world which means I might need to head to the attic and break back out the gear...   ;)
    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
    VioletChepil
  • Aric
    Aric Member, Beta Tester Posts: 15
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    I work in the web hosting industry. I’ve also written technical manuals and books.

    Hobbies are reading, listening to music and helping to run a user’s group.

    VioletChepil
  • connoleg
    connoleg Member, Beta Tester Posts: 1
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    Information Security Consultant
    Internet Radio Station manager / tech fiddler

  • Milo
    Milo Member Posts: 9
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    My title is Sr Technical Writer, but I'm more of a communication coordinator: tech writer/editor, web master, Confluence/Jira administrator ... yeah, it's a wonderfully small company!
  • Pooh
    Pooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    Milo said:
    My title is Sr Technical Writer, but I'm more of a communication coordinator: tech writer/editor, web master, Confluence/Jira administrator ... yeah, it's a wonderfully small company!
    Confluence.... Arrrghhhh! My Nemesis!
    People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    Marc
  • Joe
    Joe Member, Beta Tester Posts: 54
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    Don’t tell me - Power BI too? What a nightmare!
  • tehCoops
    tehCoops Member Posts: 2
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    DNS, DHCP, and authentication admin at a US university. I guess I take my work home with me!
  • Milo
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    Pooh said:
    Milo said:
    My title is Sr Technical Writer, but I'm more of a communication coordinator: tech writer/editor, web master, Confluence/Jira administrator ... yeah, it's a wonderfully small company!
    Confluence.... Arrrghhhh! My Nemesis!
    Ha! What's your gripe with Confluence?
  • Pooh
    Pooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    Milo said:
    Pooh said:
    Milo said:
    My title is Sr Technical Writer, but I'm more of a communication coordinator: tech writer/editor, web master, Confluence/Jira administrator ... yeah, it's a wonderfully small company!
    Confluence.... Arrrghhhh! My Nemesis!
    Ha! What's your gripe with Confluence?
    I have a love\hate relationship with it. It the best of the alternatives, but I do find it so annoying at the best of times. I've written an awful amount of documentation in Confluence and I learnt to hate it. I recently press ganged my minions into taking over the documentation, so I guess I'm starting to love it again!
    People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    Marc
  • Milo
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    Pooh said:
    Milo said:
    Pooh said:
    Milo said:
    My title is Sr Technical Writer, but I'm more of a communication coordinator: tech writer/editor, web master, Confluence/Jira administrator ... yeah, it's a wonderfully small company!
    Confluence.... Arrrghhhh! My Nemesis!
    Ha! What's your gripe with Confluence?
    I have a love\hate relationship with it. It the best of the alternatives, but I do find it so annoying at the best of times. I've written an awful amount of documentation in Confluence and I learnt to hate it. I recently press ganged my minions into taking over the documentation, so I guess I'm starting to love it again!
    Well done! Delegate and conquer.
    Pooh
  • Marc
    Marc Moderator, Beta Tester Posts: 3,060
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    edited August 27, 2019 #49

    Let’s not forget other tools like JIRA. We spend more time working on a working model for using these things. 🤔

    Thats Daphnee, she's a good dog...
    Pooh
  • Burratha
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    edited August 28, 2019 #50
    Cyber Forensics (Incident Response, and Investigations) here...
  • tcoombs
    tcoombs Member Posts: 8
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    I'm a Network consultant with many years working for Network vendors such as Bay Networks, Nortel, Extreme Networks, etc. I qualified as one of the first CCIEs in Europe (#1161) and love netting to do with computer networking. Right now, I'm semi-retired but work on average 2 days a week providing freelance consulting to customers and partners. I was one of the initial supports FingBox, which is happy deployed in my home network doing it's stuff :=)
  • Pooh
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    Marc said:

    Let’s not forget other tools like JIRA. We spend more time working on a working model for using these things. 🤔

    I once lost a week of my life trying to set up a Jira project. I eventually gave up after getting lost lost in all the dependencies that I lost all track of what it was I really wanted.
    People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
    Marc
  • MDavide
    MDavide Member Posts: 53
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    Work: engineering head for a primary elevator company
    Hobbies: family, travelling, diving ,technology, wine and beer ;-)
    Davide
  • Grouty
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    Hi Guys,

    I'm a Prosthetist (I make artificial limbs). I worked clinically for almost 3 decades before moving into a teaching/training/sales/support role for a German multinational who makes the components we use.


    My hobbies include soap making and, more recently, home automation.

    TheCustomCave
  • Pooh
    Pooh Member, Beta Tester Posts: 674
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    Unsure if I've watched too many Science Fiction movies (unusually cheesy 1980s ones), but my imagination instantly kicked in when thinking about Prosthetists and home automation...

    People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.
  • TheCustomCave
    TheCustomCave Member, Beta Tester Posts: 48
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    Glad it's not just me, @Pooh. I instantly thought "ooooh, that sounds like the character description for a modern remake of Fight Club".
    Pooh
  • Lee
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    My principle profession is real estate. I've been a commercial and residential real estate appraiser for over 40 years. Used to be a broker too but left that behind. I'm also a professional photographer, principally motorsports. I gave up shooting full time in 2008 but I still shoot IndyCar part-time. Hobbies include computers and music.
    Pooh
  • Stratt3000
    Stratt3000 NB, CanadaMember Posts: 22
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    What a fantastic & diverse community of Fingsters - I see a lot of fellow IT Pros ;-)  My role is IT & Operational Support Specialist for Cloud5 Communications.  I even work with some hardware/software/services from some names I see above.  We are the only total solutions provider in the hospitality biz with our US side offering everything telephony related from HSiA, PBX, software solutions, etc..  I'm part of the Canadian side of the company working with a handful of great colleagues to manage Contact Center IT for several sites with Reservation Agents who provide customer service booking/modifying for these same Hospitality leaders.  I am also lucky enough to work remotely from my home which is awesome because I rarely have to wear pants ;-)
    Rev. Stratton Phillips | FOSN, D. Div. (h.c.) | InfoTech @ Cloud5

    Pooh
  • wayner
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    Financial/asset management but my undergrad degree is in Electrical Engineering and I have been a tech geek for a long time.
    Pooh
  • Mirekmal
    Mirekmal Member, Beta Tester Posts: 68
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    Hm... yeat another IT guy...
    Work: started as HW designer, then switched to application development, then IT manager, IT Project Manager and now I'm managing group of ~80 PMs running IT projects in large IT corporation for external customers...
    Hobby: Guess what... everything that is related to technology! That's why I run my small home lab, play with home automation and play games :smiley:
    For leisure: I like traveling and photography.
    Pooh
  • KING_CRACKER78
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    hi gang

    I am a logistics manager for the nhs which covers many roles and stress haha.

    my hobbies are fishing gaming when get time.

    PoohGidster